James Layman (He/Him) joined the AWSL staff in the summer of 2017 and currently serves as the Director of the Association of Washington Student Leaders (AWSL). James has been involved in student leadership with AWSL since 2001, having attended Mt. Baker Leadership Camp and serving as a Junior Counselor at Mt. Triumph Leadership for three summers. James has served as a senior counselor at multiple camps: Mt. Triumph and Chewelah Peak High School Leadership Camp. James currently serves as Director of Mission Peak Leadership Camp. James is a graduate of Central Valley High School and attended Eastern Washington University, focusing on Music Education, Psychology, and African-American History. James taught band and marching band throughout the Spokane area and is still an active marching band show designer. James currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Student Activity Advisers (NAWD) and serves on the PACE (Partners Advancing Character Education) Board in Spokane.
Through AWSL, James is a keynote speaker, curriculum writer, equity consultant, and program facilitator throughout Washington State. James has been a presenter at the Washington Activity Coordinators Association, National Conference on Student Activities, and the NatStuCo National Conference. James lives and works out of Spokane, WA.
December 10th, 2021 | 22 mins 43 secs
assistant principals, awsp, education, k-12, leadership, principals
In today's episode, we meet with James Layman, Director of the Association of Washington Student Leaders, to discuss how to increase student voice in your school, and an idea for your next MLK assembly.